Keichiro Hirano

Keichiro Hirano

Hirano was born on 2 May 1918. He was a fisherman employed by Nelson Brothers Cannery, Prince Rupert, BC. His family includes Koma Hirano (mother; nee Koma Matsuda) and Sugimatsu Hirano (father). His home address is listed as Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 304 McGillivray Street, Fort William, ON, 528 Birmingham Street, New Toronto, ON, and 57 Albert Avenue, Mimico, ON. His listed seized property includes his home on Salt Spring Island, sold to the Director of Soldier Settlement & Veterans’ Land Act, a Stewart Warner Radio set, his two boats the “K.H” or “Kay H” or “Rupert 34,” and the “J.N.” or “Rupert 30” both of which were sold to Nelson Brothers Fisheries Limited.


Regularized NameKeichiro Hirano
Custodian Identification Number1554
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceFort William, ON
ResidenceNew Toronto, ON
ResidenceMimico, ON


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